Skip to main content

Full text of "Harborpark institutional framework"

See other formats


BOSTON 

PUBLIC 

LIBRARY 




t, ^v-37 




HARBORPARK 

INSTITUTIONAL 

FRAMEWORK 




Boston Redevelopment Authority 
Stephen Coyle, Director 



HARBORPARK 
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEV/ORK 



September, 1985 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/1017851 



PREFACE 



This report, Harborpark Institutional Framework , contains information on the 
Boston Harbor related roles, responsibilities, and projects of 8 federal, 
23 state, and 20 local government entities. In addition, it identifies a contact 
person, address, and phone number for each entity. Its contents has been 
obtained through a mail survey of the relevant government agencies and 
departments and was, therefore, relatively accurate and complete at the time 
of the survey. In Massachusetts, regulations controlling waterfront activity 
are in a constant state of change. Anyone involved in a development project 
or study is advised to consult the agency itself for current regulations, 
procedures, and information. 

The Framework will assist Harborpark planning and implementation activities 
in two important ways. First, it will provide developers, government agen- 
cies, and the general public with a complete and centralized source of infor- 
mation on government entities which play a role in the development of Boston's 
waterfront. As such, it will facilitate communication among government staff 
undertaking related functions and others interested in various issues related 
to Boston Harbor. Second, the Framework will assist the BRA in performing 
a coordinating function within this process. From the information contained 
within it, the BRA will develop and make available to the public, charts 
outlining the review procedures for development proposed on the waterfront. 
These charts will clarify the relative powers and responsibilities of the 
various agencies and provide guidance in meeting the requirements of the 
development approval process. 

The information contained in the Framework will be updated periodically in 
order that the document maintain its usefulness throughout the Harborpark 
planning and implementation process. 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/1017852 



Table of Contents 



Page 
Preface 
Summary-Permits/Approvals Required by Agency and Location 

I. Local Government 5 

Boston Housing Authority 6 

Boston Redevelopment Authority 8 

Business & Cultural Development, Office of 10 

Capital Planning, Office of 11 
Economic Development £ Industrial Corporation 

of Boston 12 

Environment Department 14 

Conservation Commission 16 

Landmarks Commission 17 

Fire Department 19 

Inspectional Services Department 20 

Intergovernmental Relations, Office of 22 

Parks S Recreation Department 23 

Police Department 24 

Public Facilities Department 25 

Public Works, Department of 26 

Real Property Department 27 

Traffic & Parking Department 28 

Water & Sewer Commission 30 

Zoning Board of Appeal 31 

Zoning Commission 32 

II. State/Metropolitan Government 33 

Boston Police Harbor Patrol 34 

Commerce S Development, Massachusetts Department of 35 

Communities & Development, Executive Office of 36 

Energy Facilities Siting Council 37 

Environmental Affairs, Executive Office of 39 

Coastal Zone Management 41 

Conservation Services, Division of 43 

Environmental Management, Department of 44 

Division of Waterways 46 

Environmental Quality Engineering, Department of 47 

Division of Wetlands and Waterways Regulation 47 

Division of Water Pollution Control 50 

Fisheries, Wildlife, S Recreational Vehicles, 

Department of 52 

Governor's Office of Economic Development 53 

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority 55 

Massachusetts Historical Commission 57 

Massachusetts Port Authority 58 

Massachusetts Turnpike Authority 61 

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority 62 

HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/1017853 



Table of Contents 
(Continued) 

Page 

II. State/Metropolitan Government (Continued) 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 63 

Metropolitan District Commission 64 

Public Works, Massachusetts Department of 65 
Special Legislative Commission on the Development 

of Boston Harbor 66 

Transportation & Construction, Executive Office of 67 

III. Federal Government 69 

Army Corps of Engineers 70 

Coast Guard 71 

Department of Navy 72 

Environmental Protection Agency 73 

Federal Aviation Administration 75 

Fish & Wildlife Service 76 

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration 77 

National Park Service 79 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/1017854 



I- 
< 

u 
o 



> 
u 

z 

LU 

< 

> 
en 

Q 

LU 

a 

LU 
Ci 

LO 
_J 
< 
> 

o 

on 
a. 
a. 
< 

on 

I- 



LU 
CL 



< 



o 



TO 

ic c 



0) 

o 
sz 
n 



T3 
C 
TO 



> 

o 
I. 
a 
a 
< 



a; 
Q. 



u 

< 

c 
o 



o 

1. 
Q. 

in 

■D 

J5 E 
*-' t. 

S Q. 



c 
o 

ro 
_u 

D. 

a 
< 

fS > 

t- O 

• a 

sz Q. 

u < 



> <u 

o I- 

< c 



E 
c. 



*- > 

C (U 
O 0) 

>i 

Q Q. 



C 0) 

— Q. 

to a/ 

c') '-^ 



c 

♦J 

u 
<u 

c 
c 
o 

o 

I. 
<u 
5 
<u 
I/) 



il 



C (fl _ 

°S ^ CL 



> 

u 

c 

(0 

a 

D 
O 

o 
O 

C 



3 
CO 



■o 

Q. 



u 

c 

a 

3 
U 

u 
o 



■M (U 

I/) Q. 



C 

_o 
u 

&. 
+-> 

c 
o 
u 



*c 

(V 
Q. 
O 



I/) Q. 



a 
£ C.2 

CJ D- o in 
o o 



^ E 

— «_ 

(0 OJ 

5 0. 

u 
X3 C 

(75.2 



1 ^ 

> -4-1 

TO C 

o o 



1/1 











c 






(/) 










c 




0) 






0) 










o 

♦5 




E 
a 




c 


u 
*> 




O) 






!? 




o 




o 


L. 




_C 






> 




"3 

> 










!2 

I. 






V) 

c 
o 


c 


■o 

0) 




-1 


"to 

c 


4-> 

c 


<0 

CL -t-- 

c 






u 


o 


a: 


> 


s<3 




E 


u2 0) 

E 


> 

u 

c 




c 
o 

4-' 


E 


c 
o 


"C 

o 


l| 


D. 


■4-' 

l- 


ffic 
•art 


(U 


in 


E 


1/1 


^-^ 


(A $ 


u> 


CL 


TO U. 


en 


o 


O 


o 


o 


:3 


O V 


c 


(U 


1- 0) 


< 


_i 


CD O 


CO < 


CO t/1 




Q 


1- Q 



13 
Q. 



c 




« 




E 




4J 




1. 


tf) 


m j^ 


at. 


a> 


o 


Q 


5 



in 

00 

r-i 

CM 

o 



in 



o 



TO 

Lc c 



(U 



o 

r 



■o 

c 

c 



ID 
> 

O 

I. 

a 
a 
< 

I/) 

E 
i. 
<u 



4-> 








E 
















4-' 

E 




LU 

c 


E 


o 




iM 


/?* 
















t. 




UJ 


i- 






c 


Q. 






tf) 




>. 






<u 




Q 


<u 


I/) 




(U 






D1 




U 


9) 


'"^ 


a. 






CL 


c 




E 


Q) 


(Q 




C 




c 


(fl ^- 


LLI 










0} 

£ 




c 


_C 


O 




o 




OJ _ 


C LU 


a 


c 




*-* 


0) 
t/1 


w 


o _ 


^ 


>+- 




ra 


D^S 


go- 


LU 


_o 




E 


"(5 

c 


^ 


(U 


9) f? 


(D 








> 


Consi 
1 (CZ 


>.Cl 


'irt 




t. 


1 
in 


c 




c 

3 


I. 

>2 


{/) 


L. 

o 


2 

a 

Q. 


-1 Q 


ter Qualit' 
rtificate ( 


c 

4-< 

X 




CL 


o 

c 


V 

c 
.2 


0) 

;d 
'E 


is 


E 


"to 

> 
o 

1. 

a 


I. 
"D 


*-> 

£ 


< 
< 

Q. 


deral 
prova 


terwa 
h. 91 


LLI 

i- 


Lll 
C 

LLI 


■D 
0) 


o 


m 


L. 


(0 i: 


D 


a 


^ 


0) 


LLI 


0) Q. 


TO U 


(T3 <U 





Q 


I. 


o 


> 


£ 


Q.< 


_1 


< 


TO 


Q. 


2 


u.< 


S3. 


&U 


CD 




Q 









c 












o 








«»- 












o 




"in 

(A 








"E 




1 








(0 






iir *-' 




o 




o 




o ro 




en 




u 




Q. CL 


u 

c 

D1 


en 

c 

'c 
o 


ro 
<u 

a 
a 


c 

'c 
o 


0) 

*-> 


o ro 


< 


M 


< 


M 


U) 


CQ X 





L. 


o 


is 




<+- 




< 




"ro 


/-^ 


^-> 


*— ' 


C 


> 


£ 




C '^ 




.h LLI 


<u 


>o 


X 


clu 


LU 


LU — ' 



CO 

rsi 

o 



U 
in 



1. 

o 

1. 



ro 

TO 

ic c 

^13 



(U 

o 
n 
to 



■D 

C 
ro 



> 

O 

a 

Q. 

< 

+j 
"s 

u 
Q. 



C 

o 

"(U 
*-> 
(/) 

c 



>-.t: 
.•^ E 

♦J 0) 
Z) Q. 



mit 
ties 




ift 


^ 


•4-1 


ro 


C 


Per 
Utili 


a 


0) 

> 


a; 


w 





lanc 
ting 


1. 


ro 

c 
2 


t U) 




♦3 


<u ._ 


■*-» 


ro 


■M X 


1 


0) 


C LU 


L. 




L. 


O 


!™ >*- 


«<" 


v 


2 o 


Q. 


L. 



Q. 

C/) 

LU 

a 

Q. 



■o 

0.2" 
to -■ 

Q. U. 



C 

o 

♦J 

^ " is 

r (- "^ 

+->(/) ro 

^ ^ c 

<=> c <u 

- 4) E 

S ^ o 

u 4J > 

<u c c 

CO .5 <u 



I. 
o 
a. 



I/) "O 




i- 






(- <u 




<u 






trai 
edg 




4-^ 

ro 
5 




c 
o 


^- I. 




'— ' 




+-• 


TJ 








ro 


+-> ^ 




4-* 




O) 


Perm 
ge of 




E 
Q. 




> 

ro 

■z. 


L 










103 
;chai 




3- 




ro 


w 


o 
a- 






c .::: 


_ro 


C 


> 




4-' 


(U 




•^ 


fee 


O -D 


*-' 


o 


"to 


<u c 


ro 


0) 


3 


c « 


(/I ro 


E 


CO 


C" 


± Q. 



o 

c 

CD 
< 



5 

c 
ro 



■M C 

(U o 
2U 



ro 

I. 

0) 

•a 

Li. 



o 

c 

_ <u 

ro oi 

^< 

E o 

I? 

LU Q. 



(A 

a 

i- 
o 

>> aj 

E <u 
i- c 

3^ 



■o 

I. 
ro 

u 



in 

ro 
o 
(J 



CO 

3 



CO 
CM 
CM 

o 



U 

in 



SECTION I 
LOCAL GOVERNMENT 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/1017855 



AGENCY 

Boston Housing Authority (BHA) 

ADDRESS 

Boston Housing Authority 
52 Chauncy Street/3rd Floor 
Boston, MA 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Doris Bunte, Director 
(617) 451-1250 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (in the Harborpark Area) 

Owns Columbia Point Housing Project. 

o Submission of application for Chapter 91 License in connection with the 
revitalization of Columbia Poing into a 1 ,400-unit mixed-income residential 
development. 

Provides low rent housing for low-income families and for elderly people 
of limited income. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Columbia Point 

The development will include a mixture of private rental housing with a 
distribution of 400 low-income and 1,000 market and moderate rate housing 
units in both new and renovated buildings. 

The proposed site plan calls for expanded views of the water by establishing 
a consistent and orderly diagonal street layout. The creation of a new town 
green will link the recreational space along the waterfront to the residential 
area, creating a main street for the development. The main vehicular entry 
to the site, along the mall, will allow for a public connection from Mt. Vernon 
Street to the waterfront and throughout the project. Buses will provide 
public access to the site via the MBTA Red Line. 

Open space distribution will reinforce the proposed street and neighborhood 
pattern of the development. As in the old New England Village, there will be 
a tree-lined, central "town green" with housing and community facilities on 
either side. But unique to the site, this green will lead to a waterside park 
filled with passive recreational facilities. 

The redesign of the project will permit residents and the public expanded 
visual accessibility of Dorchester Bay and the Boston skyline from Columbia 
Point, JFK Library and South Boston. The proposed improvements will 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/1017856 



enhance public accessibility to the waterfront area by opening up the project 
to neighboring communities and eliminating the fear of crime and vandalism, 
caused in part by the concealed design of the streets and buildings at 
Columbia Point. 

The BHA will retain ownership of the land. BHA will convey the present 
improvements to the developers and enter into a ground lease for 99 years. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Charlene Regan, Redevelopment Director 

(617) 451-1250 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/1017857 



AGENCY 

Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) 

ADDRESS 

Boston Redevelopment Authority 
One City Hall Square / 9th Floor 
Boston, MA 02201 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Stephen Coyle, Director Marc Older, Harborpark Coordinator 

(617) 722-4300 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

As the planning and development agency of the City of Boston: 

o Responsible for master oversight of the Harborpark plan. 

Undertakes planning studies and formulates, with the participation of the 
public, development guidelines and plans. 

o Monitors implementation of planning projects. 

o Reviews and approves projects for residential, commercial, industrial, 
institutional, and recreational uses. 

Approves financing of projects. 

o Leases/sells real estate for purposes of land assembly and redevelop- 
ment. 

Constructs, relocates, repairs public ways and sidewalks in the public 
interest. 

o Plans and constructs parks, playgrounds, and other public improvements. 

o Studies appeals to the Zoning Code and makes recommendations to the 
Zoning Board of Appeal. 

o May request changes in the Zoning Code. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

1 . Area-Wide Activities 

o Establishment of Interim Design Standards for Harborpark neighbor- 
hoods. 

o Publication of Neighborhood Profiles for Harborpark neighborhoods. 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/1017858 



o Economic analyses determining most appropriate uses for waterfront 
land. 

o Provision of technical assistance to the Harborpark Advisory 
Committee. 

o Development of an awareness program for Harborpark. 

o Undertaking zoning studies for waterfront areas and possible re- 
zoning. 

o Planning and implementation of Harborwalk. 

o Planning and implementation of water transportation network in the 
Boston Harbor. 

2. Neighborhood Activities 

East Boston - Piers 1-5, Lobstermen's Cooperative, NDP-II site, Boston 
East site. 

Charlestown - Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown Shipyard Park, 
Schrafft's Center. 

Inner Harbor - Lincoln Wharf, Sargent's Wharf, Lewis Wharf. Walk-to-the- 
Sea, Rose Kennedy Park, Long V/harf, Rowes/ Fosters Wharves, Existing 
Northern Avenue Bridge, New Northern Avenue Bridge, Fan Piers, 
Pier 4. 

South Boston - World Trade Center, Former Conrail Properties, Fort 
Point Channel Bridges, Fort Point Channel Planning Study. 

Dorchester - Harborpoint, Port Norfolk. 

(See Harborpark Status Report for details). 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Marc Older, Harborpark Coordinator 

(617) 722-4300 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/1017859 



CURRENT WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENTS 
(PRIVATE, BRA arid,,^ OTHER AGENCIES) 








Boston 
Harbor 






T3 
M 



/.^.; 



15 



^"' 



16 



18 



1 - East Boston Piers 1-5 

2 - Lobstermen Relocation 

3 - Charlestown Navy Yard 

4 - Constitution Plaza 

5 - Lincoln Wharf 

6 - Sargent's Wharf 

7 - Lewis Wharf 

8 - Long Wharf 

9 - Rowes, Fosters Wharves 

10 - Existing Northern Ave. Bridge 

11 - New Northern Ave. Bridge 

12 - South Boston Piers 1-3,4 

13 - Commonwealth Pier 

14 - Fish Pier 

15 - Boston Marine Industrial Park 

16 - Boston Army Base 

17 - Columbia Point 

18 - Harbor Islands State Park 

19 - Gchrafft's 






// 



r^- 






17 



^^ 



N 



/ 



V 



9a 



o<^. 



c^H 



AGENCY 

Office of Business and Cultural Development 

ADDRESS 

Office of Business & Cultural Development 

City of Boston 

One City Hall Square 

Boston, MA 02201 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Rosemarie E. Sansone, Director 
(617) 725-44U7 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Assists businesses in expansion, location, and relocation. 

Carries out promotion activities to attract tourists. 

o Mayor's liaison office with the arts and artists' housing. 

o Carries out activities related to the Sister City program. 

o Liaison with local boards of trade/merchant associations. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Coordinating and assisting the planning of various ongoing cultural events 
and festivities in the Harborpark area. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Amy Sadowsky 

(617) 725-4447 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178510 



AGENCY 

Office of Capital Planning 

ADDRESS 

Office of Capital Planning 
City of Boston 
One City Hall Square 
Boston, MA 02201 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Mary Nee, Director 
(617) 725-3993 

POWERS /RESPONSIBILITIES/ PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Plans all public capital improvements in the Harborpark Area. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

1. Charlestown Navy Yard Streets (BRA) - In design, completion date 9/86. 

2. Charlestown Navy Yard Park (BRA) - Pre-design, CZM grant received, 
UDAC pending. City capital approved but may not be needed - completion 
Summer 1986. 

3. Columbus Park (Parks & Rec./PFD) - Stadium seating pre-design, new 
loan order required - completion Summer 1986. 

4. Columbia Point Park - Under review by OCP. 

5. Harbor Gateway, BMIP - In design. City funds tentatively approved 
pending State matching grants and issuance of new loan order - completion 
Summer 1986. 

6. City-owned Bridges - Summer St. Bridges, Congress St. Bridge, Alford 
St. Bridge, Charlestown, McArdle Bridge. City funds tentatively approved 
design and emergency repairs, pending new loan order and designation 

for State and Federal reconstruction funds. 

Name and phone number of person filing form ; 
Mary Nee, Director 
(617) 725-3493 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178511 



AGENCY 

Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston (EDIC) 

ADDRESS 

Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston 
38 Chauncy Street 
Boston, MA 02111 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 



Marilyn Swartz Lloyd, Director 

(617) 725-3342 



POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/ PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Oversees development of Boston Marine Industrial Park and Boston Army 
Base in South Boston and development on Upper Reserve Channel. 

o Promotes industrial growth and thereby expands industrial employment. 

o Acquires and develops land for industrial use. 

o Applies for and accepts grants, loans, or contributions in aid of eco- 
nomic development projects. 

o Issues revenue bonds for economic development projects. 

o Subject to approval of City Council and Mayor, designates areas of the 
City as Economic Development Areas. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

1 . Bronstein Industrial Center 

Rehabilitation of three of six sections (825,000 s.f.) of Building 11 A at 
the former Boston Army Base for light manufacturing and industrial use. 
Construction completed in December, 1983. Currently 65% leased. 

Project Cost: approximately $14 million 

Permanent Jobs Created /Retained: approximately 1,000 

2. Boston Design Center 

Rehabilitation of two sections (550,000 s.f.) of Building 114 at the 
former Boston Army Base as a center for the furniture and furnishings 
industry. Currently under construction. Anticipated completion date is 
November 1 , 1985. 

Project Cost: approximately $30 million 

Permanent Jobs Created /Retained: approximately 1,000 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178512 



3. John Nagle Company 

Renovation of Building 53 (130,000 s.f. ) at the Boston Marine Industrial 
Park for use by fish company and two subtenants. Subtenants are Baico 
Engineering (HVAC systems) and C.J. Muldoon (metal welding). Currently 
under construction. Anticipated completion date is August 1, 1985. 

Project Cost: approximately $2 million 

Permanent Jobs Created /Retained: approximately 500 

4. Coastal Cement Corporation 

Construction of a bulk cement storage, distribution, and packaging 
terminal at the eastern end of the former Boston Army Base. Anticipated 
construction start date is April 1, 1985; completion date December 31, 
1985. 

Project Cost: approximately $10 million 

Permanent Jobs Created /Retained: approximately 20 

5. Harbor Gateway 

Construction of roadway and traffic improvements and creation of a nev/ 
5-acre development parcel for light manufacturing /industrial use at the 
Summer Street entrance to the Boston Marine Industrial Park. Design of 
roadway improvements underway; construction funds applied for. Proposals 
under review for development parcel. Anticipated completion date is 
June, 1986. 

Project Cost: Roadway /Traffic Improvements - $3 million (public) 

New Construction - $5-7 million (private) 
Permanent Jobs Created /Retained: 500+ 

6. Drydock Park 

Construction of new waterfront park adjacent to Pier 10 at the Boston 
Marine Industrial Park and a safety /security fence around Drydock #3. 
Waterfront Park to be constructed by Coastal Cement Corp. (see above). 
CZM funding conditionally awarded for security fence. Anticipated 
completion date is December 31, 1985. 

Project Cost: Waterfront Park - approximately $150,000 
Fence - approximately $50,000 

Name and phone number of person filing form ; 

Douglas R. Herberich, Director of Development 
(617) 725-3342 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178513 



AGENCY 

Environment Department 

ADDRESS 

Environment Department 
City of Boston 
One City Hall Square 
Boston, MA 02201 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Lorraine Downey, Director of Environment Department and Chairperson of 
the Harborparl< Advisory Committee 
(617) 725-3850 

POV/ERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborparl< Area) 

The Environment Department is made up of six Commissions: 

1. Boston Landmarks Commission (see separate survey). 

2. Boston Conservation Commission (see separate survey). 

3. Boston Art Commission - Since 1890, the Boston Art Commission has been 
curator of city-owned public art, responsible for its acquisition, siting, 
maintenance and interpretation. The Commission reviews and approves 
all acquisitions of public art works, such as statues, paintings, 
sculptures, fountains and plaques. To groups and individuals planning 
or offering art for public places in Boston, the Commission provides 
technical assistance at all stages of the process and approves the final 
design and siting. The Commission sponsors regional competitions for 
proposed works of art, such as the James Michael Curley Memorial in 
Dock Square. The Commission is working to establish a program of 
regular maintenance for public art, using both public and private 
resources, and encourages private restoration efforts. 

4. The Air Pollution Control Commission is responsible for enforcing city 
and state air and noise pollution regulations and for administering the 
City of Boston's freeze on new parking spaces in the central city. The 
parking freeze, intended to reduce automobile emissions and encourage 
use of public transit, require that the Commission hold quarterly 
hearings to review applications for any new public parking facilities or 
expansion of existing facilities within the freeze area. The Commission 
either approves or disapproves an application, or determines that the 

new spaces are exempt from the freeze. Residential parking, for example, 
is exempt. 

The Commission also issues permits for abrasive blasting of buildings and 
for open burning within the city; no such activity may take place without 
prior approval from the Commission. Violations of Commission regulations 
are subject to civil and criminal penalties. 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT, 1985 
HP7/A/10178514 



5. Back Bay Architectural Commission - Does not operate in the Harborpark 
area. 

6. Beacon Hji! Architectural Commission - Does not operate in the 
Harborpark area. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Not Applicable. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Lorraine M. Downey, Director 

(617) 725-3850 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178515 



AGENCY 

Boston Conservation Commission 

ADDRESS 

Conservation Commission 
City Of Boston 
One City Hall Square 
Boston, MA 02201 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Lorraine Downey, Executive Secretary 
(617) 725-4416 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

Enforces the State Wetlands Protection Act by reviewing all proposals 
and projects for their effect on wetland resources: rivers, ponds, 
estuaries, salt marshes and land under these waters. 

o Guards public interests in water supply and quality, fin and shellfish 
habitats, and prevents flood and storm damage. 

o Reviews Environmental Notification Forms and Environmental Impact 
Statements. 

o Issues Mooring Permits through the City of Boston Harbor Master. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

o Mystic Pier I - Water-dependent storage facility. 

o Lewis Wharf (Carl Koch proposal) - Mooring for two ships. 

o Port Norfolk - Harbor Lights - Housing 

Port Norfolk - New England Roadway Machinery - 75-unit condominium 
proposal. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Kevin Kilduff 

(617) 725-3850 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178516 



AGENCY 

Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) 

ADDRESS 

Landmarks Commission 
City of Boston 
One City Hall Square 
Boston, MA 02201 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Lorraine Downey, Director - Environment Department 
(617) 725-3850 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/ PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

The Boston Landmarks Commission is the city's historic preservation agency, 
created in 1975 to cover a wide range of activities directed toward protecting 
Boston's unique built environment. 

The Commission is responsible under state law for: 

o architectural surveys of all the city's neighborhoods, relating each 
community's history as recorded by its buildings; 

o public education on architecture and historic preservation, including 
publications and exhibitions such as "Place Over Time" at the Museum of 
Transportation; and 

designation of landmarks and several categories of historic districts 

within the city, through a process involving the preparation of technical 
study reports and public hearings. The result is a review process for 
changes to designated properties within limits set at the time of desig- 
nation. 

Any ten Boston voters may petition the Commission to designate a landmark, 
landmark district, architectural conservation district or protection area. 

The Commission provides planning and administrative serves to Historic 
Boston, Inc., a preservation revolving fund which assists with the equity 
financing of critical preservation development projects. The Commission also 
works closely with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and with the 
Massachusetts Historical Commission, the state agency responsible for listings 
in the National Register of Historic Places. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

National Register of Historic Places: federal list of the Nation's cultural 
resources worthy of preservation. Boston Landmarks Commission has on file 
copies of nominations forms (includes data on description and historic sig- 
nificance) for listed properties, and varying levels of information for potential 
properties. 

HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178517 



Inner Harbor Study Area 
Russia Wharf Buildings 



Long Wharf S Customhouse Block 
Union Wharf 

2. South Boston Piers Study Area 
Fort Independence 
Olmsted-planned parklands 
Commonwealth Pier Five 
Fort Point Channel S Bridges 

Northern Ave. 

Summer St. 

Dorchester Ave. 

Old Colony RR 

Broadway 

Congress St. 
Boston V/harf Company Buildings 



520-540 Atlantic Ave. 


NR 




258-264, 270-272, 






278-288 Congress St. 






Foot of State St. 


NR 




295-353 Commercial St. 


NR 




Castle Island 


NR 






NR 


potentia 


165 Northern Ave. 


NR 






NR 


potentia 



"A" St. 
Congress St. 
Farnsworth St. 
Melcher St. 
Midway St. 
Mt. Washington St. 
Necco Court 
Pittsburgh St. 
Sleeper St. 
Stillings St. 
Summer St. 



Dorchester Bay Beaches Study Area 
Clam Point 
Port Norfolk 



U. Charlestown Waterfront 
Boston Naval Shipyard 

U.S.S. Constitution 



East of Chelsea St. 

Charlestown 

Boston Naval Shipyard 



NR potential 



NR potential 
NR potential 



NR 

NR 



5. East Boston Waterfront Study Area 

Area has not been surveyed; potential exists for marine and marine 
industrial archaeology sites (e.g., D. McKay Shipyard). 



Name and phone number of person filing form : 
Carol Kennedy 
(617) 725-3850 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK 
HP7/A/10178518 



UPDATED SEPT. 1985 



AGENCY 

Boston Fire Department 

ADDRESS 

Fire Department 
City of Boston 
115 Southampton Street 
Roxbury, MA 02118 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Leo Stapleton, Commissioner 
(617) 442-8000 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/ PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Provides fire protection on water with fire boats located at Lincoln 
Wharf. 

o Carries out fire fighting duties. 

o Maintains/supervises Emergency Medical Assistance Program and Heart 
Savers Programs. 

o Conducts research programs to improve fire fighting techniques, appara- 
tus, and equipment use. 

o Coordinates all fire prevention activities within the city. 

o Inspects places of assembly. 

o Maintains and installs all underground cable, fire alarm boxes, and 
overhead wires. 

o Provides consultation on fire safety and prevention. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) ~~~ 

Not Applicable. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Leo Stapleton, Commissioner 

(617) 442-8000 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 



AGENCY 

Inspectional Services Department 

ADDRESS 

Inspectional Services Department 
City of Boston 

One City Hall Square, Room 808 
Boston, MA 02201 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

William Sommers, Commissioner 
(617) 725-4430/4431 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

Comprised of six divisions: Buildings and Structures, Compliance, 
Health and Environment, Board of Appeal, Board of Examiners, 
Administration. 

Buildings and Structures 

o Insures compliance with all mechanical and electrical requirements. 

o Reviews all building plans within Boston to assure structural and 
mechanical conformance to applicable codes. 

Compliance 

o Conducts investigations for property searches. 

Inputs all data processing entries. 

Researches city-wide building issues. 

Health & Environment 

o Enforces all State Sanitary and Housing Codes regarding health and 
environment within Boston standards. 

Board of Appeal 

o Empowered to review the decisions of the Building Commissioner 
with respect to the building and zoning laws administered by him. 
All cases of appeal are settled by the Board after a public hearing. 

Board of Examiners 

o Conducts exams for applicants applying for building contractor 
licenses to operate within the City of Boston. 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178520 



Administration 

o Provides clerical, financial, statistical support to Inspectional 
Services. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion DateJ 

o Rowes Wharf 

o ^ylarketplace Center 

o International Place 

Gerard Freezer 

Army Base - EDIC 

Charlestown Navy Yard 

Atlantic Avenue 

o State Street, Faneuil Hall 

o 320 Commercial Street 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Richard L. Coranara, Jr. 

(617) 725-4U30/4431 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178521 



AGENCY 

Office of Intergovernmental Relations 

ADDRESS 

Office of intergovernmental Relations 

City of Boston 

One City Hall Square 

Boston, MA 02201 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Jim Robbins, Chief Analyst 
(617) 725-3847 

POWERS /RESPONSIBILITIES /PERMITS (in thie Harborpark Area) 

o Monitors federal, state and local regulations determining how they affect 
the City of Boston. 

o Coordinates Urban Development Action Grants for the City of Boston. 

o City of Boston's Liaison to Department of Housing and Urban 
Development. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Not Applicable. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Jim Robbins, Chief Analyst 

(617) 725-3847 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178522 



AGENCY 

Boston Parks and Recreation Department 

ADDRESS 

Parks & Recreation Department 
City of Boston 
One City Hail Square 
Boston, MA 02201 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Valerie Burns 
(617) 725-3812 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

Manages parkland, playgrounds, public grounds, squares, public pools, 
cemeteries, and greenhouses. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion DateJ 

The Parks and Recreation Department has many parks within and abutting the 
Harbor park area. The parks include Waterfront Park, North End Park, 
Columbus Park, LoPresti Park (No. Ferry) and Joe Porzio (Jeffries Point) 
Park. Currently there are no capital projects scheduled for these sites. The 
waterfront parkland at Columbia Point is the one major Harborpark area 
facility at which there is scheduled to be major development. This seven-acre 
park lies directly on the harbor. Negotiations are currently underway to 
determine the future of this valuable resource. 

Name and phone number of person filing form ; 

Valerie Burns 

(617) 725-3812 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178523 



AGENCY 

Boston Police Department 

ADDRESS 

Police Department 
City of Boston 
154 Berkeley Street 
Boston, MA 02116 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Francis Roache, Commissioner 

(617) 247-4200/4500 

POWERS /RESPONSIBILITIES /PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o The department has statutory responsibility to police certain areas of the 
Boston Harbor and some of the islands in it; specifically, the Department 
has jurisdiction over Thompson, Spectacle, Long, Rainsford, and Deer 
Islands. The Harbor Patrol Unit is especially charged with the enforce- 
ment of the "Harbor Regulations" laws of the Commonwealth and the 
ordinaces of the City of Boston that pertain to the Harbor Master's 
specific duties, and will cooperate with the United States Marshall and 
the officers of the Customs Service in enforcing the laws of the United 
States. 

o Patrols all other areas of the waterfront. 

o Assists traffic circulation. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) ~ 

Not Applicable. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Chuck Wexler, Director, Research and Development 

(617) 247-4530 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178524 



AGENCY 

Public Facilities Department 

ADDRESS 

Public Facilities Department 
City of Boston 
26 Court Street 
Boston, MA 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

James Hart, Commissioner 
(617) 725-4935 

POWERS/RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (in the Harborpark Area) 

o William Dolierty, Assistant Director of the Public Facilities Department, is 
a member of the Harborpark Advisory Committee. 

Owns Lincoln Wharf, Long Island, Deer Island, Rainsford Island and 
Spectacle Island. 

o Plans and constructs public capital improvement projects in the 
Harborpark area. 

o Undertakes repairs and rehabilitation of City buildings and preventive 
maintenance. 

Energy Division assures City buildings run at maximum energy efficiency. 

o Oversees and disposes of surplus municipal and foreclosed property 
under departmental control. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

1. Disposition of Lincoln Wharf - Project is on hold. 

2. Renovation work at Deer Island house of correction. 

3. Disposition of Rainsford and Spectacle Islands. Negotiating with the 
State. 

^. Site and renovation work at Long Island. 

5. Meeting with EPA and MDC regarding the location of the Wastewater 
Treatment Plant. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Peter Scarpignato 

(617) 725-4802 

HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178525 



AGENCY 

Department of Public Works 

ADDRESS 

Department of Public Works 
City of Boston 
One City Hail Square 
Boston, MA 02201 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Joseph! F. Casazza, Commissioner 
(617) 725-4900 

POWERS/RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Performs all engineering work in connection withi programs of the department. 

o Issues permits to open, occupy, and obstruct portions of the streets. 

o Constructs and maintains all public streets. 

Undertakes street cleaning, care and upkeep of electric and gas lamps 
on public streets, parks, and public grounds. 

Constructs, operates and maintains highway bridges under the control of 
the department. 

o Carries out snow removal. 

Removes refuse and garbage. 

Supervises removal of commercial wastes under contractual arrangement 
between the producer and the contractor. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

o Ongoing street improvement program in Harborpark neighborhoods. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Robert P. Mehegan, Executive Secretary 

(617) 725-4900 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178526 



AGENCY 

Real Property Department 

ADDRESS 

Real Property Department 
City of Boston 
One City Hall Square 
Boston, MA 02201 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Edward Roche, Commissioner 
(617) 725-4100 

POWERS/RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

Maintains and operates all City buildings not owned by any particular 
City department/agency. 

o Responsible for care, custody, management, disposition of tax foreclosed 
properties. 

o Maintains, plans, develops new municipal parking facilities. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA {Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Not Applicable. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Steven A. VVhitken 

(617) 725-4100 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178527 



AGENCY 

Traffic and Parking Department 

ADDRESS 

Traffic and Parking Department 
City of Boston 
One City Hail Square 
Boston, MA 02201 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Lisa C. Chapnick, Commissioner of Traffic and Parking Department and 
Member of the Harborpark Advisory Committee 
(617) 725-3073/4489 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/ PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Adopts, amends, alters and repeals rules and regulations relative to 
movement and parking of vehicular street traffic. 

o Erects and maintains traffic signs, signals and other devices for control 
of traffic in the City. 

o Informs public on rules and regulations adopted by the Commission. 

In conjunction with other City departments, is currently formulating a 
water transportation policy for the City of Boston. 

o Issues permits for street occupancy, street opening (construction) and 
parades. 

o Regulates, reviews and enforces curbside usage, such as loading zones, 
meters, and handicapped parking spaces. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

1. Participate in planning process via Harborpark Advisory Committee - 
Status: Ongoing. 

2. Develop transportation component of Harborpark plan in coordination with 
BRA - Status: Ongoing. 

3. Member of Rowes Wharf Advisory Committee - Status: Ongoing. 

4. Member of MDPW Water Transportation Task Force - Status: Ongoing. 

5. Review air quality, noise and mass transit implications of several 
downtown parking improvement strategies - Completion Date: Winter '85, 

6. Undertake neighborhood transportation planning studies - examine existing 
conditions, assess problems areas - Completion Date: December '85. 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178528 



7. Work with pertinent agencies regarding Third Harbor Tunnel/Central 
Artery - Status: Ongoing. 

8. Review roadway and development proposals in light of traffic and parking 
impacts including Chelsea-Water Connector, Northern Avenue/Haul Road, 
Northern Avenue Bridge, Rowes Wharf, Harbor Point, Fan Piers, etc. - 
Status: Ongoing. 

9. Developed Boston-based sightseeing bus drop-off/pick-up and layover 
policy - Completion Date: March '85. 

10. Developing policy for drop-off /pick-up and layover for commuter buses 
at South Station in cooperation with MBTA - Completion Date: Fall '85. 

11. Development of a transfer area from water transportation to land trans- 
portation on Surface Artery - Completion Date: Winter '85. 

12. Coordinate taxi-stand locations to minimize traffic disruption - Status: 
Ongoing. 

13. Monitor truck routes downtown to reduce noise and safety problems - 
Status: Ongoing. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Susan Sloan-Rossiter 

(617) 725-3076 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178529 



AGENCY 

Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) 

ADDRESS 

Boston Water and Sewer Commission 
10 Post Office Square 
Boston, MA 02109 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Francis W. Gens, Executive Director 
(617) 426-6046/ext. 200 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Plans, designs, constructs, operates, and maintains water distribution 
and waste-water collection systems within Boston. 

o Sells water and wastewater services to persons, public and private 
corporations, municipalities, and state and federal government. 

issues joint MDC-BWSC industrial waste discharge permits. 

o Issues water and sewer connection permits. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

1 . Sewer Improvement Program 

The BWSC is in the third year of a $60 million design and construction 
program to replace major sewer interceptor pipes. The program is part 
of the Commission's effort to improve water quality in Boston Harbor. 
Construction of the New East Side and New Boston Main Interceptors 
began in 1982 and is anticipated to run through 1989. The new inter- 
ceptors will extend from the Columbus Park Headworks in South Boston 
to Atlantic Avenue near Rowes/Fosters Wharves. More than one million 
residents and commuters will be served by the new system. 

2. Capital Improvement Program 

The BWSC is required by Chapter 436 of the Acts of 1977 and its Revenue 
Bond Resolution to submit each year a proposed capital improvement 
program for the three succeeding fiscal years. The Capital Improvement 
Program for the water distribution and waste water collection systems for 
fiscal years 1985, 1986, and 1987 include several areas within the 
Harborpark project boundaries. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Charles Button, Chief Engineer 

(617) 426-6046 

HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178530 



AGENCY 

City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal 

ADDRESS 

Zoning Board of Appeal 

City of Boston 

One City Hall Square, Room 803 

Boston, MA 02201 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Richiard J. Dennis, Sr. , Chairman 
(617) 725-4475/4476 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

Hears appeals related to Zoning Code and Building Code. 

o Schedules public hearings (6 to 8 weeks) after appeal is submitted and 
sends notices to: (1) appellant; (2) BRA; (3) abuttors; and (4) anyone 
who has requested to be notified of hearings. 

o Issues conditional use permits, and/or variances for forbidden use 
permits. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Varies from time to time and from case to case. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

William W. Keddy 

(617) 725-3153 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178531 



AGENCY 

City of Boston Zoning Commission 

ADDRESS 

Zoning Commission 
City of Boston 
One City Hall Square 
Boston, MA 02201 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Richard Fowler, Chairman 
(617) 522-0500 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

Adopts and amends the Zoning Code. 

o Regulates and restricts construction for the promotion of health, safety, 
and welfare of inhabitants. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

o Review and adoption of generic interim Planning Overlay District. 

o Review and adoption of the Port Norfolk Interim Planning Overlay 
District. 

o Review and adoption of the 55' height and roof structure restriction in 
the North End. 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178532 



SECTION II 
STATE/METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178533 



AGENCY 

Boston Police Harbor Patrol 

ADDRESS 

Boston Police Harbor Patrol 

Pier 4 

Navy Yard 

Charlestown, MA 02129 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Sargent Eric Hahn, Harbormaster 
(617) 242-6096/6097 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Reports any obstructions to navigation in the Harbor to Division of 
Waterways. 

o Gives approval for floats or rafts. 

Draws up rules and regulations for Harbor activities. 

Regulates mooring of vessels. 

o Enforces all state and local laws and ordinances as they pertain to the 
waters and wetlands of Boston Harbor. 

o Issues permits for unloading lumber in streams. 

o Responsible for removal of vessels from Harbor and wharves. 

o Regulates and stations ail vessels in streams or channels. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) ~~~ 

Not Applicable. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Sargent Eric E. Hahn, Harbormaster 

(617) 242-6096/6097 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178534 



AGENCY 

Massachusetts Department of Commerce and Development 

ADDRESS 

Greater Boston Region IV 

Dept, of Commerce and Development 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Saltonstall Building, 13th Floor 

100 Cambridge Street 

Boston, MA 02202 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 



Paul J. Tortolani, Commissioner 
(617) 727-3218 



POWERS /RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

The Massachusetts Department of Commerce is a subsidiary office of the 
Executive Office of Manpower and Economic Affairs, it has no formal 
regulatory or permitting responsibilities. 

In conjunction with Boston EDIC and the Greater Boston Visitor and 
Convention Bureau, Inc., the Department promotes and features Bostoti as a 
location for: 

o industrial locations 

commercial activity 

o tourism, conventions, seminars, harbor islands tours, and related visitor 
activities, etc. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

o As a state agency, the Department of Commerce works with the Department 
of Environmental Management and the Metropolitan District Commission to 
promote the use and enjoyment of the Harbor Islands State Park; and 
with the EDIC to identify potential tenants and industrial users for the 
Marine Industrial Park, and the former Boston Army Base. Similarly, 
the Department of Commerce cooperates with private owners and developers 
in seeking tenants for private industrial areas such as the former 
Schrafft's facility, and Revere Sugar, etc. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Warren Dillon, Director 

(617) 727-3210 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178535 



AGENCY 

Executive Office of Communities and Development (EOCD) 

ADDRESS 

Executive Office of Communities and Development 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
100 Cambridge Street / Room 1404 
Boston, MA 02202 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Amy Anthony, Secretary 
(617) 727-7765 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (in the Harborpark Area) 

Responsible for assuring that proposed development plans comply with 
urban renewal plans when they exist. Within the Harborpark area, 
there are urban renewal plans for the Charlestown waterfront and a 
portion of the Inner Harbor. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

o Involved with the revitalization of Columbia Point in Dorchester through 
various types of financial support. 

o Because of the agency's urban renewal powers, involved with current 
revitalization efforts in the North Station area. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Amy S. Anthony, Secretary 

(617) 727-7765 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178536 



AGENCY 

Energy Facilities Siting Council 

ADDRESS 

Energy Facilities Siting Council 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Saitonstall Building, Room 2109 
100 Cambridge Street 
Boston, MA 02202 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

James C. White, Jr., General Counsel 
(617) 727-1136 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

The Energy Facilities Siting Council is an independent administrative agency 
of the Commonwealth empowered to ensure a necessary energy supply at a 
minimum impact on the environment at the lowest possible cost. (Mass. Gen. 
Laws Ann. Ch. 164, Sec. 69H) The Siting Council is composed of ten 
members and is chaired by Sharon M. Pollard, the Secretary of Energy 
Resources. The other members include the Secretaries of Environmental 
Affairs, Consumer Affairs, and Economic Affairs, and six members publicly 
appointed by the Governor. 

The Siting Council must approve certain types of energy "facilities" above 
minimum threshold sizes prior to construction. The facilities include: 
(1) electric generating units over 100 megawatts; (2) electric transmission 
lines with a design rating of 69KV or greater and a mile or more in length, 
and ancillary structures; (3) gas storage or manufacturing facilities; (4) gas 
pipelines with an operating pressure over 100 psig and a mile or more in 
length; and (5) certain oil storage or pipeline facilities. 

The Siting Council's approval is required prior to construction of those 
projects defined as "facilities" in the enabling legislation. The applicant 
company still must obtain all other necessary state and local permits. The 
Siting Council can override the failure by another (state or local) agency to 
issue a necessary permit. Since the Council's inception, no application for an 
override has ever been filed with the Siting Council. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) ~ 

The Siting Council is a responsive agency in that it reviews applications by 
energy companies to construct facilities. The Siting Council does not propose 
any projects of its own. 

The two companies with the greatest likelihood of engaging in the construction 
of energy "facilities" in the Harborpark Area are Boston Gas Company and 
Boston Edison Company. These two companies should be contacted directly 
concerning their plans for construction in the Harborpark area. 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178537 



Boston Gas Company and Boston Edison Company, however, make annual 
filings with the Siting Council which list existing and proposed facilities. 

Boston Edison is planning to construct a 345 KV underground transmission 
line from its Mystic Station 250 in Everett to the vicinity of Lincoln, Essex, 
and Kingston Streets in downtown Boston. Excerpts from Boston Edison's 
March 1, 1985, filing (including a description of the two alternative routes for 
this transmission) are available. 

Boston Edison's 1985 Siting Council filing also lists two anticipated future 
115 KV transmission line projects in the City of Boston: a "Metropolitan 
Boston Area Supply" line (in service 1992) and a line from Congress Street to 
Chatham Street (in service 1989). The Company should be contacted for 
further specific details. 

In 1984, Boston Gas Company applied for and received the Siting Council's 
approval (and the approval of other state and local agencies) to construct an 
underground high pressure gas pipeline from the Company's LNC storage 
terminals off the Southeast Expressway in Dorchester to Boston Edison's New 
Boston generating station in South Boston. The purpose of the pipeline v;as 
to allow Boston Edison to burn natural gas during the process of conversion 
of the generating plants from oil to coal as a generating fuel. The route of 
the pipeline is described in the Siting Council's decision. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

James C. White, Jr., General Counsel 

(617) 727-1136 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178538 



AGENCY 

Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA). 

ADDRESS 

Executive Office of Environmental Affairs 
Commonwealth of Massaciiusetts 
100 Cambridge Street 
Boston, MA 02202 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

James Hoyte, Secretary of EOEA and Member of the Harborpark 
Advisory Committee 
(617) 727- 9800 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/ PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

The Executive Office of Environmental Affairs is a cabinet-level agency with 
the principal authority to implement and oversee the state policies aimed at 
preserving, protecting, and regulating the natural resources and the environ- 
mental integrity of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Within the Executive Office are three operating units which report directly to 
the Secretary: 

1 . Division of Conservation Services (CS) 

The Division of Conservation Services assists regional conservation 
districts and municipal conservation, park, and recreation commissions in 
their efforts to acquire and preserve open space, conservation and 
recreation areas. The Division of Conservation Services administers 
three programs - the Federal Land and Water Conservation Program, the 
State Self-Help Program, and the State Urban Self-Help Program - which 
provide for partial reimbursement to the State and its political sub- 
divisions for the purchase and development of recreation lands. 

2. Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act and Review (MEPA) 

The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) program is an 
interdisciplinary program which examines environmental impacts of state 
actions (including permitting, approvals, and funding). 

3. Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Office (CZM) 

The Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Office developed and now 
implements state policy concerning the protection, development and 
revitalization of the resources of the Massachusetts coastal zone. The 
CZM office has three major program objectives: 

o Policy and Planning: identify and evaluate significant policy issues 
affecting the coastal zone including coastal hazards, public access, 
water quality, wetlands management, critical areas, ocean dumping 
and waterfront revitalization. 

HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178539 



o Community Assistance: provide professional staff assistance to 

coastal communities and state and federal agencies concerning policy 
issues and regulatory standards for projects affecting the coastal 
zone. Assist municipalities with the implementation of past CZM 
community grants. 

o Federal Consistency Review: review all federal activities that affect 
the Massachusetts coastal zone to determine whether such activities 
are consistent with the state's coastal policies. This includes the 
review of all OCS oil and gas exploration and development activities 
on Georges Bank. 

There are also five departments which make up the Executive Office of 
Environmental Affairs: 

o Department of Environmental Management (DEM) 

Department of Environmental Quality Engineering (DEQE) 

Department of Fisheries, V/ildlife, and Recreational Vehicles (FW&RV) 

Department of Food and Agriculture (DFA) 

o Department of Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 

Completion Date] 

See separate forms for divisions and departments. 
Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Gary Clayton 

(617) 727-9800 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 

HP7/A/im7»SUn 



AGENCY 

Coastal Zone Management (CZM) (Executive Office of Environmental Affairs) 

ADDRESS 

Coastal Zone Management 

Executive Office of Environmental Affairs 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

TOO Cambridge Street 

Boston, MA 02202 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Richard Delaney, Director 
(617) 727-9530 

POWERS /RESPONSIBILITIES/ PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

The Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Office developed and now implements 
state policy concerning the protection, development and revitalization of the 
resources of the Massachusetts coastal zone. The CZM office has three major 
program objectives: 

Policy and Planning : To identify and evaluate significant policy issues 
affecting the coastal zone including coastal hazards, public access, water 
quality, wetlands management, critical areas, ocean dumping and water- 
front revitalization. 

o Community Assistance: To provide professional staff assistance to 
coastal communities and state and federal agencies concerning policy 
issues and regulatory standards for projects affecting the coastal zone. 
Assist municipalities with the implementation of past CZM community 
grants and currently award CFIP grants. 

o Federal Consistency Review : To review all federal activities that affect 
the Massachusetts coastal zone to determine whether such activities are 
consistent with the state's coastal policies. This includes the review of 
all OCS oil and gas exploration and development activities on Georges 
Bank. 

Ch. 91 Tidelands Licensing Activities : 

Columbia Point 

Schrafft's 

Lewis Wharf 

Fort Point Channel 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT, 1985 
HP7/A/101785m 



CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

1 . Coastal Facilities Improvement Program 

Charlestown Navy Yard/Shipyard Park - $560,^39 

This project involves creating 1/3 mile of pedestrian public walkway as a 
promenade around drydock #2 adjacent to the National Park site. It is 
the last phase of a $2.9 million construction program for a 16-acre 
passive recreation park within the Charlestown Navy Yard for the com- 
munity of Boston. The park and developments are part of a total rehabili- 
tation effort for the Charlestown Navy Yard, and when completed, almost 
1/3 mile of harborfront public pedestrian access will be created. 

Dry Dock Park - $51,300 

This project involves constructing a fence between the site where a 
cement plant now under construction will operate, and a passive 
recreation park which the EDIC of Boston and Coastal Cement, inc., 
plan to develop on Drydock #3. The EDIC and Coastal Cement, Inc., 
are working jointly to improve the total area of the drydock part of 
which they will share. EDIC's park would create access and open new 
visual vistas to the water's edge, and the fence project would provide 
safety and security. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Gary Clayton, Assistant Director 

(617) 727-9530 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178542 



AGENCY 

Division of Conservation Services (Executive Office of Environmental Affairs) 

ADDRESS 

Division of Conservation Services 
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
100 Cambridge Street 
Boston, MA 02202 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO, 



Joel Lerner, Director 
(617) 727-1552 



POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Administers the Federal Land and Water Conservation funds (LsWCF). 

Administers the State Urban Self Help Program. 

Administers the State Self-Help Program. 

Assists regional conservation districts and municipal conservation, park, 
and recreation commissions in their efforts to acquire and preserve open 
space, conservation, and recreation areas. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

o Long Wharf LsWCF Project #25-00295 - Long Wharf reconstruction 

includes seawall reconstruction, wood pilings, perimeter wood decking, 
walkways and creation of a passive park. Completion date is 5/15/86. 
Currently the project is 39% complete. 

o Columbia Point Conversion, Project #25-001U8 - Constructed in 1975-76, 
the project consists of a street hockey area, 2 tennis courts, 2 basket- 
ball courts, floodlights, drainage, irrigation and ballfields. Since new 
housing is proposed for Columbia Point which will convert the LSWCF 
area to other than recreational use, a suitable replacement must be 
provided. The replacement parcel must be of equal value and utility. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Joel A. Lerner, Director, Division of Conservation Services 

(617) 727-1552 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178543 



AGENCY 

Department of Environmental Management (DEM) 

ADDRESS 

Department of Environmental Management 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
TOO Cambridge Street / 19th Floor 
Boston, MA 02202 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO . 

James Cutensohn, Commissioner 
(617) 727-3163 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

Acquires, develops, maintains state parks. 

Acquires, develops, manages Boston Harbor Islands for purposes of 
recreation and conservation. 

o Assists in coordination of A-95 review. 

Updates Statewide comprehensive outdoor recreation plan. 

o Gives approval for public agency acquisition or public land sale, lease, 
and construction of structure in, under or bordering Boston Harbor. 

Divison of Planning and Development 

o Acquires and plans public lands for recreation and conservation. 

o Scenic Rivers Program. 

Heritage State Parks - planning and development. 

o City and Town Commons Program - restoration/development. 

Division of V>^aterways 

o Develops and constructs facilities at coastal locations, inland water 
bodies and great ponds. 

Flood and erosion control, dredging, pier and port facilities, recreational 
boating facilities, management of four state piers. 

o Provides design and construction consultation on Public Access Board. 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178544 



CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA 
o Boston Harbor Islands State Park 
o Rowes Wharf - V/aterways grant 
Dorchester - Lower Mills Heritage State Park 
o Long V/harf - State Park Visitors Center and Marina 
Name and phone number of person filing form : 
Joanne Nichols, Deputy Commissioner 
(617) 727-3188 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178545 



AGENCY 

Division of Waterways (Department of Environmental Management) 

ADDRESS 

Division of Waterways 
Dept. of Environmental Management 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
100 Cambridge Street / 19th Floor 
Boston, MA 02202 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO . 

John J. Hannon, Director 
(617) 727-8893 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Excavates/dredges in Harbor wherever public convenience requires. 

o Except for MDC lands, has immediate charge of lands owned or acquired 
by the State upon or adjacent to waterfront. 

o Constructs piers and other public work in harbor other than those under 
control of DEM or MDC. 

o Acquires by purchase or eminent domain property for constructing /securing 
piers in connection with building of public infrastructure. 

o Maintains and improves shores. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

John Hannon 

(617) 727-8893 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/101785U6 



AGENCY 

Department of Environmental Quality Engineering (DEQE) 
Division of V/etlands and Waterways Regulation (DWVVR) 

ADDRESS 

Division of Wetlands and Waterways Regulation 
Dept. of Environmental Quality Engineering 
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
One Winter Street / 7th Floor 
Boston, MA 02108 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Meriel Hardin, Acting Director 
(617) 292-5695 

POWERS /RESPONSIBILITIES /PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

1 . Wetlands Protection Program 

o Under M.G.L. Chapter 131 section 40 (the Wetlands Protection Act) 
a project to remove, fill, dredge or alter any area subject to the 
Act (within the Harborpark Area this would include land under or 
bordering on the ocean and land subject to tidal action, coastal 
storm flowage or flooding) requires a filing of a notice of intent 
with the Boston Conservation Commission and a copy to DEQE. 

o The Conservation Commission issues orders of conditions and, on 
appeal, the Department issues superseding orders. A second round 
of administrative appeal is provided by the Department through 
adjudicatory hearings and final orders. 

2. Tidelands Program 

o The Division reviews all notices of intent to determine if projects 
are also subject to Chapter 91 licenses or permits. 

o All subject projects are reviewed for: 

- the public rights of fishing, fowling and navigation 

- structural integrity 

- consistency with CZM policies 

- protection of natural resources 

- water dependency 

- proper public purpose 

o A license is issued, upon payment of any applicable fee, describing 
how the project shall be constructed, 

o A certificate of compliance is issued on application when the project 
is completed. 

HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/101785U7 



CURRENT PROJECTS 
Completion Date) 

NAME 



IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 



DESCRIPTION 



STATUS 



Boston Edison 



Rowes Wharf 



Deep Sea Fishing 
Club 

Congress St. Bridge 
Corp. 

Tow Boat Project 



Chelsea Partnership 



V^aterfront facility as 
part of a coal conversion 
project in Reserved Channel 
(Study Area 2) 

Multi-building mixed use and 
floating docks (Study Area 1) 



Placement of floats for non- 
commercial club (Study Area 4) 

Floating restaurant at Fort 
Point Channel (Study Area 2] 

Marina, boat repair, placement 
of floats and 2 barges at 
Lewis Wharf (Study Area 1) 

Permanent mooring of a barge 
for non-water dependent use. 
Fort Point Channel (Study 
Area 2) 



Licenses issued 
1/25/85 
completion date? 



2/11/85 

completion date 
early 1987 

Under consideration 
for license 

Under consideration 
for license 

Application is under 
consideration 



Application is under 
consideration 



Bossport Docking 
Corp. 

Boston Water & 
Sewer Department 

Schrafft's Center 



Harbor Point 



Large commercial marina, 
Charlestown (Study Area 4) 

Storm water outfall 



Intertidal filling for parking, 
commuter boat landing, small 
boat sailing school (Study 
Area 4) 

Mixed-income housing project 
on filled tidelands (Study 
Area 3) 



Application is under 
consideration 

Application is under 
consideration 

Under MEPA review 



Under MEPA review 



Sargent's Wharf 



Mixed-income housing water- 
front access park (Study 
Area 1 ) 



In planning stage 



Lincoln Wharf 



Mixed use, low income elderly 
housing, condos, commercial 
retail and marina fringe 
(Study Area 1 ) 



In planning stage 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178548 



NAME 

Hyatt/Carpenter 
Fan Pier Proposal 



Commonwealth Pier 
Massport 



DESCRIPTION 

Mixed-use, commercial, resi- 
dential, hotel, retail, office, 
marina, commuter boat dock 
(Study Area 2) 

High-tech, marketing center 
(Study Area 2) 



Cruise Ship Terminal (Study Area 2) 



Charlestown Navy 
Yard 



Harbor Landing 



3 phase BRA development 
including mixed-use, com- 
mercial, retail, office, resi- 
dential, water-related marina, 
commuter dock (Study Area 4) 

Mixed-use - residential, 
commercial, retail 
(Study Area 5) 



STATUS 



In planning stage 



Under MEPA review 



In planning stage 

Phase 1 & 2 under 
construction. 
Phase 3 in planning 
stage 



In planning stage 



Name and phone number of person filing form : 
Meriel Hardin, Acting Director 
(617) 292-5695 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEV/ORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178549 



AGENCY 

Division of Water Pollution Control (DVVPC) (Dept. of Environmental Quality 
Engineering) 

ADDRESS 

Division of Water Pollution Control 

Dept. of Environmental Quality Engineering 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

One Winter Street 

Boston, MA 02108 

CONTACT PERSON/PHQNE NO. 

Thomas C. McMahon, Director 
(617) 292-5646 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

Regulates cleanup of Boston Harbor by the Massachusetts Water 
Resources Authority. 

o Responsible for abatement facilities with respect to: approval of plans, 
inspection of construction, designation of districts. 

o Grants district funds for capital outlay. 

o Supervises operation and maintenance of facilities. 

Prescribes, limits, permits and procedures for pollution disposal. 

o Adopts and amends rules and regulations. 

Insures that Federally licensed projects meet State water quality 
standards and requirements. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

1 . Sewer Extention Permits 

2. Enforcement 

3. Construction Grants 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 
Glen Haas 
(617) 292-5748 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178550 



AGENCY 

Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Recreational Vehicles 
Public Access Board 

ADDRESS 

Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Recreational Vehicles 
Public Access Board 
100 Nashua Street 
Boston, MA 02114 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 



Robert W. Austin, Director of Planning and Research 
(617) 727-1843 

POWERS/RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Designates public access to coastal and inland waters and location of 
trails and paths for recreational activities. 

o Acquires land by purchase or eminent domain for the purpose of 
providing public access facilities. 

o Contracting authority for design and construction of public access 
facilities. 

o May utilize public lands for public access with consent of department or 
agency which owns the land. 

o Adopts, after public hearings, regulations governing the use of land and 
water areas for public access. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

o Boston East site in East Boston - Mindful that there is no legitimate boat 
launching facility in Boston Harbor and little opportunity for transient 
vacationing vessels to berth for shopping or dinner in downtown Boston, 
the Public Access Board has agreed to provide technical and financial 
assistance for this project. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Robert W. Austin, Director of Planning and Research 

(617) 727-1843 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178552 



AGENCY 

Governor's Office of Economic Development 

ADDRESS 

Governor's Office of Economic Development 

State House 

Room 109K 

Boston, MA 02133 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Al Raine, Director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development and 
Member of the Harborpark Advisory Committee 
(617) 727-1130 

POWERS /RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

Has overall coordinating responsibility for all actions by state development cr 
regulatory agencies with regard to development of Boston Harbor. Some key 
areas of responsibility include: 

o Integrates major harbor clean-up decisions (such as plant siting) with 
other public initiatives. 

o Coordinates, in conjunction with the Executive Office of Environmental 
Affairs, all major harbor-related MEPA and Chapter 91 reviews, to insure 
that EOEA/DEQE decisions fully reflect the input of other affected state 
agencies, the City/BRA, and the Governor's goals with regard to the 
harbor; such reviews include Rowes Wharf (completed). Fan Piers, 
Columbia Point, Schrafft's reuse. East Boston Piers, Marina Bay (Quincy) 
and future such projects. 

o Resolves, through the Development Cabinet, any significant inter- 
Secretariat issues relating to development, environmental, or growth 
management decisions in the harbor. 

o Coordinates state agency roles in the packaging of complex development 
projects, such as the proposed lobster terminal and waterfront park on 
the East Boston Piers. 

o Oversees and supports major agency actions in the harbor, such as the 
DEM/MDC Harbor Islands initiatives or MassPort's maritime industrial 
initiatives. 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178553 



CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Not Applicable. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Alden S. Raine, Director 

(617) 727-1130 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178554 



AGENCY 

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 

ADDRESS 

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority 
10 Park Plaza 
Boston, MA 02116 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 



Virginia N. Scharfenberg, 

Development Staff Assistant for Community Liaison 

(617) 722-5326 

POV/ERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/ PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Provides subsidy for water transportation during expressway 
construction work. 

o Provides regional public transit system (subway, bus, commuter rail) for 
the Boston metropolitan area. 

o Conduit for federal UMTA operating funds. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

1 . Old Colony Railroad Rehabilitation Project 

In response to a legislative mandate, the MBTA conducted the Old 
Colony Feasibility Study and submitted it to the Legislature in June, 
1984. Both commuter rail and bus alternatives between South Station, 
Middleboro, Plymouth and Scituate were considered. With the feasibility 
of rail restoration established in the report and with elected officials and 
Southeastern Massachusetts communities requesting solutions of their 
public transportation problems, the Governor has backed the continued 
process of working toward rehabilitation of the rail service on the Old 
Colony Lines. 

Preparation of the necessary environmental work was begun in June, 
1985 and will be completed in about one year. 

Restoration of service on the Old Colony Lines would require a new 
railroad bridge over the Neponset River. 

2. Commuter Boats 

The Executive Office of Transportation & Construction coordinates the 
land-based elements of the Commuter Boat program (ramps, piers, floats), 
while the MBTA administers the water-based aspects. 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178555 



The MBTA, under contract with the Department of Public Works, is 
handling schedules and subsidies for high speed commuter boats running 
between Hingham and Boston, The contract is related to the DPWs 
Southeast Expressway project and will expire on November 15, 1985. 

3. North Station Transportation Improvement Project 

The North Station Transportation Improvement Project was initiated in 
1983. In 1984, the MBTA Board of Directors approved the subway 
option as a preferred alternative for relocation of the Green Line. Plans 
include an adjoining Orange/Green Line station just south of Causeway 
Street with an underground connection to the North Station Commuter 
Rail terminal and Boston Garden. The elevated structure will be taken 
down upon completion of the new subway station. Further design and 
construction of the subway alternative is contingent on available 
funding. 

The Project also includes a Wateredge Pedestrian Walkway, which will 
link MDC park areas to Science Park Station and the North Station 
terminal. The walkway will be completed in the summer of 1985; related 
work on the burned pilings, the result of the 1984 North Station trestle 
fire, is to be completed after further negotiations with the MDC. 

The Project Team is now studying the feasibility of an air rights garage 
and bus terminal on Canal Street. 

4. South Boston Power Plant Demolition 

The MBTA plans to demolish the South Boston Power Plant and accessory 
elements. It is located at 724 East First Street in South Boston. 

It is anticipated that demolition could begin in the fall of 1985, 
depending on environmental clearances and removal of salvageable 
elements. To complete the project, some construction will be necessary 
in order to block water intake in the sea wall. Some road paving and 
fencing will need to be done as well. 

5. MBTA Red Line Modernization at JFK/U.Mass. Station 

Plans for station modernization at JFK/U.Mass. Station include a second 
platform to provide access to the station for South Shore commuters. 
The project also includes a new bus transfer facility, a 235-car park and 
ride area, and some changes on the existing platform, it is anticipated 
that work will be completed in the fall of 1987. 

Possible joint development of air rights over the east side bus loop and 
construction of a new MBTA Police Headquarters are being analyzed in a 
study due for completion in late 1985. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Virginia N. Scharfenberg 

(617) 722-5326 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178556 



AGENCY 

Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) 

ADDRESS 

Massachusetts 1-listorical Commission 
80 Boylston Street 
Boston, MA 02116 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Valerie Talmage, Executive Director 

(617) 727-8470 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/ PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

The Massachusetts Historical Commission reviews the effects of state projects 
on historic and archaeological properties listed in the State Register of 
Historic Places in accordance with M.C.L. Ch. 9, ss, 26, 27c and 27c, as 
amended by Chapter 152 of the Acts of 1982. The Massachusetts Historical 
Commission must be notified by any state agency, executive office, depart- 
ment, board, commission, bureau, division or authority when a project that 
the agency funds, licenses or permits affects a property listed in the State 
Register. If it is determined that the project will have an adverse effect on 
the State Register property, the state body and MHC will consult to evaluate 
alternatives which would avoid, minimize or mitigate the adverse effects. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Not applicable. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Brona Simon, State Archaeologist 

(617) 727-8470 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178557 



AGENCY 

Massachusetts Port Authority 

ADDRESS 

Massachusetts Port Authority 
10 Park Plaza 
Boston, MA 02116 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO . 

David Davis, Executive Director 
(617) 973-5500 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark District) 

Owns and maintains/develops lands, piers, and other structures and 
facilities on Boston's waterfront. 

o Has authority to acquire by eminent domain land, property, rights of 
way, etc., for construction or operation of any project with approval of 
Governor and Council and within the limits of authority granted by 
Legislature. 

o Constructs or acquires additional facilities. 

o Investigates conditions for improvement of commerce in Boston and the 
surrounding Metropolitan area. 

o Issues revenue bonds (not to exceed $15 million) for acquisition and 
construction of trade and transportation center. 

o Undertakes studies, surveys on feasibility of facilities. 

o Controls, operates, and maintains airports. 

o Has authority to fix, revise, charge, and collect tolls, rates, fees, 
rentals, etc., for the use of projects. 

o Must comply with DEOE Division of Waterways Ch. 91 license for con- 
struction or dredging below mean high water mark. 

o Is subject to V/etlands Order of Condition in the City of Boston. 

o Directs maritime trade. 

Assists in exporting activities to foreign countries. 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178558 



CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

South Boston Piers 

1. Commonwealthi Pier - The lease with BOSCOM PARTNERS was signed 
9/25/84. Rehabilitation of the building began in the fall of 1983 with 
completion scheduled for early 1986. BOSCOM will include a World Trade 
Center - a computer and communications market center with a total of 11 
acres excluding the Flats. MASSPORT will retain the pier apron for 
harbor vessels including ferries or water taxis. The Cruise Ship 
Terminal will be relocated. 

2. Boston Fish Pier - Completion of the renovation is targeted for 1986. 
The power plant has been demolished and replaced by surface parking. 
The first tenants moved into renovated space in Summer 1983. Third 
floor office space should be ready for occupancy in Winter 1985. 

3. Massport Marine Terminal - Filling of the BMIP property is complete. 
There will be some lighting, paving and fencing work to begin on July 1 
and expected to be completed in 90 days. Repairs to the North Jetty 
should begin in Spring 1985 and take approximately one year to complete. 

4. Boston Army Base - The relocation of the Cruise Ship Terminal to the 
Army Base should be completed by December 1985. 

5. Conley Terminal - The two major projects at Conley Terminal are re- 
building of part of the roadway and the construction of a new inventory 
shed. Both projects should begin Spring 1985 and be completed within 
three to four months. 

Charlestown Waterfront 

1. Moran /Mystic - In FY'86 anticipated projects will be: repairs to the 
wharf and foundation of Mystic Pier, resurfacing Mystic yard and repairs 
to Moran Dock. Construction dates are not available. 

2. Hoosac Pier/ Constitution Wharf - All development at Hoosac is 
essentially complete except for landscape work which is underway and 
should be completed soon. 

East Boston Waterfront 

1. East Boston Piers - Under contract to MassPort, the Boston Redevelopment 
Authority is working with the Project Advisory Committee to prepare a 
development plan for the Piers. Development may occur in phases with a 
possible first phase to include a lobster facility and public park. In the 
interim, land and water area at the Piers is leased on a tenant-at-will 
basis. MBTA is completing construction of Vent Shaft and Emergency 
Exit for the Blue Line on the Lewis Street edge of the property. 
Construction should be completed Spring 1985. 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178559 



2. Navy Fuel Pier - A lease is being negotiated with the Jeffries Yacht 
Club tor their use of the pier for storage and mooring of small pleasure 
craft. 

3. Harborwalk/Logan So. /Harborside - Ribbon cutting for Phase 1 of the 
Harborwalk took place in July, 1985. Phasing for the remainder of the 
project has not been scheduled. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Donna M. Rosasco 

(617) 973-5397 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178560 



JAN. 1985 



FACILITIES UPDATE 



PLANNING DEPT. 




Map Showing Locations of: 



1. 


MORAN-MYSTIC 


5 


2. 


TOBIN BRIDGE 




3. 


HOOSAC PIER 


6-12 


Ur. 


COMMONVHEALTH 






PIER 


13 


Ab. 


COMMONWEALTH 


U 




FLATS NORTH 


M 15 


Ac. 


FISH PIER 


\h 



COMMONWEALTH 

FLATS SOUTH 

MISCELLANEOUS 

SO. BOSTON PARCELS 

NAVY REC. PROPERTY 

BHIDC PROPERTY 

MMT 

ARMY BA5;e 



17, CONLEY TERMINAL 

18a. LOGAN AIRPORT 

18b. LOGAN SO/HARBORSIDE 
(B.I.F.) 

19. NAVY FUEL PIER 

20. EAST BOSTON PIERS 
2K HANSCOM FIELD 



60a 



AGENCY 

Massachusetts Turnpike Authority 

ADDRESS 

Massachusetts Turnpike Authority 
10 Park Plaza 
Suite 5170 
Boston, MA 02116 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

John T. Driscoll, Chairman 
(617) 973-7230 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (in the Harborpark Area) 

o Operates the Sumner and Callahan Tunnels and toll booths. 

o Chief Engineer approves permits for building on land located over the 
tunnels. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Not Applicable. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

David R. Nagle, Director of Real Estate 

(617) 973-7234 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
L HP7/A/10178561 



AGENCY 

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MVVRA) 

ADDRESS 

(Temporary Offices) 

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority 

One Center Plaza / Suite 720 

Boston, MA 02108 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 



Mr. Philip Shapiro, Transition Director 
(617) 742-7600 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Took over water supply and sewage disposal responsibilities from the 
Metropolitan District Commission on July 1, 1985. 

o Will rebuild sewage treatment plants in Boston Harbor and repair water 
supply lines. 

o Will work toward halting the flow of sewage and other pollutants dumped 
into the Harbor. 

o Will set water and sewer rates. 

o Will be able to issue up to $600 million in general obligation bonds to be 
guaranteed by the State during the agency's first five years. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

As mandated by Chapter 372 of Massachusetts General Laws, the Massachusetts 
Water Resources Authority took over operations of the MDC Sewer and Water 
Divisions on July 1, 1985. The Authority will be a principle player in a 
number of areas which affect the health of the harbor, including implemen- 
tation of a Court-ordered schedule of projects to upgrade operations and the 
siting of a major wastewater treatment facility. The current capital programs 
of the MDC Water and Sewerage Divisions will also fall under the jurisdiction 
of the MWRA. 

The Board of Directors of the Authority has been meeting regularly since it 
was sworn in February 27, 1985. A search for an Executive Director is 
currently underway. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Elisa Speranza, Management Assistant 

(617) 742-7600 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178562 



AGENCY 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) 

ADDRESS 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 
110 Tremont Street 
Boston, MA 02108 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO . 

Alexander V. Zaieski, Executive Director 
(617) 451-2770 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Undertakes basin and area planning. 

o Carries out A-95 Reviews. 

Carries out environmental reviews (NEPA and MEPA) 

o Reviews State capital outlay projects. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Ongoing review of projects proposed in the Harborpark area to ensure that 
projects are consistent with MAPC's policies for Boston and the Region. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Alexander V. Zaieski, Executive Director 

(617) 451-2770 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178563 



AGENCY 

Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) 

ADDRESS 

Metropolitan District Commission 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
20 Somerset Street 
Boston, MA 02108 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO . 

Julia B. O'Brien, Planning Office 
(617) 727-9693 

POWERS/RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (in the Harborpark Area) 

o Manages, constructs, acquires, improves, maintains parks recreation 
facilities and parks. 

o Acquires and develops recreational parks. 

o Has power to issue bonds and notes. 

o Issues following permits: utility installation, maintenance permits of 
existing utilities, and permits for special recreational events, group 
activities, etc. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

1. Charles Basin Extension - Planning underway 

Phase I pedestrian pathway completed at N. Station trestle 
Park completion 1990 

2. Castle island Improvements 

Restoration Ft. independence - battery and visitor orientation - 

Completion 1988 

Walkway and grounds improvements - Completion 1985 

3. Pleasure Bay Boathouse - Sailing program - Under design 

U. Columbia Point Park extension - Planning coordination with BRA, 
developer, BHA, community 

5. Dorchester Shores Reservation, Victory Road Park - Under design 

6. Neponset Reservation Acquisition - Under negotiation 
Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Julia O'Brien 

(617) 727-9693 

HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178564 



AGENCY 

Massachusetts Department of Public Works (MDPVV) 

ADDRESS 

Right-of-Way Bureau 

Department of Public Works 

Executive Office of Transportation and Construction 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

10 Park Plaza / Room 5160 

Boston, MA 02116-3973 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 



Ernest Chadie 

(617) 973-7921 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (in the Harborpark Area) 

o Maintains State Highway System. 

Acquires property for the State Highway System. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Charlestown - The Central Artery North Area F.A. Project No. 1-93-1 
(81 ) 18. Froject is at the design stage. One acquisition (Charlestown 
YMCA) has been made. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Joseph A. Fanale, Director, Right-of-Way Bureau 

(617) 973-7910 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178565 



AGENCY 

Special Legislative Commission on the Development of Boston Harbor 

ADDRESS 

Special Legislative Commission on the Development of Boston Harbor 

State House 

Room 1 5 

Boston, MA 02133 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Senator Joseph Vv'alsh, Chairperson 
(617) 722-1677 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Advises legislature on Harbor legislation and allocation of dredging 
funds. 

o Has no legal control. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Not Applicable. 

Name and phone number of person filing form: 

Helen Keyes, Director 

(617) 722-1677 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178566 



AGENCY 

Executive Office of Transportation and Construction (EOTC) 

ADDRESS 

Executive Office of Transportation & Construction 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
10 Park Plaza / Room 3510 
Boston, MA 02116 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Ann Hershfang, Undersecretary 

(617) 973-7030 

Cecile Papazian, Marine Transit Program Manager 

(617) 973-7000 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Formulates State V/ater Transportation Policy. 

o Plays a coordinating role among State transportation agencies involved in 
water transportation. 

o Participates as a member of the Rowes Wharf Operations Board Advisory 
Committee. 

o Constructs State highways. 

o Provides financial assistance for local roads, and support of the mass 
transportation system. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Working closely with Massachusetts Department of Environmental 

Management on factors affecting water transportation on Long Wharf. 

o Preparation of a report (working paper) documenting the current state 
of the water transportation industry (especially in Boston Harbor) and 
proposing guidelines for further development of that industry. This 
report will also set forth EOTC's role in the DEQE Chapter 91 licensing 
process. 

Subsidization of commuter boat from Higham to Rowes Wharf (DPW monies 
channels through the MBTA for service contracts). Current efforts of 
EOTC focus on the identification of future subsidy sources. 

o Working with City of Boston Traffic and Parking Department to develop a 
common agenda with regard to traffic and parking issues which directly 
affect water transportation activities of all kinds (commuter, excursion, 
island crossings, etc.) 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178567 



o V/ill manage construction of the Third Harbor Crossing and depressed 
Central Artery. 

Name and phone number of person filing form ; 

Cecile Papazian 

(617) 973-7000 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178568 



SECTION III 
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178569 



'HUMftnBinnffHnHrMfOCHUlZHUH/lHBfUHUIfDRKIfLRfn 



AGENCY 

Army Corps of Engineers 

ADDRESS 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
424 Trapelo Road 
Waltham, MA 02254 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Colonel Sciple 
(617) 647-8220 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

Undertakes dredging and breakwater activities. 

Regulates any structures or work affecting the navigable waters of the 
Harbor. 

Regulates discharge into and dredging/filling of the Harbor. 

o Issues "Section 10" Permits which ensure that proposed projects do not 
Interfere with navigation and meet certain design and environmental 
standards. 

o Issues "Section 404" Permits which ensure that negative impacts of 
proposed projects on water quality are minimized. 

Issues "Section 103" Permits for transportation and discharge of dredged 
materials Into coastal waters. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

o Boston Harbor Improvement Study - To determine the feasibility of 
improving the navigation project in Boston Harbor. Scheduled for 
completion in late 1987. (Contact person: Mark Habel, 647-8525). 

o Administration of regulatory authority - ongoing. (Contact person: 
Ralph Atkinson, 647-8497). 

o Maintenance of existing navigation project (Contact person: 
Carl Boutilier, 647-8330). 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

James McLaughlin, Division Engineer 

(617) 647-8520 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178570 



AGENCY 

Coast Guard (U.S. Dept. of Transportation) 

ADDRESS 

Coast Guard 

U.S. Department of Transportation 

150 Causeway Street 

Boston, MA 02114-1396 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Lieutenant Steve M. Sawyer 
(617) 223-7562 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/ PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Maintains navigation facilities. 

o Establishes and enforces maritime regulations and lav;s. 

o Provides services for port security, clean-up of pollution, fire fighting, 
search and rescue operations. 

o Issues intercoastal navigation permits. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

o Completion of a major rebuilding and renovation program for the North 
End base along Boston's downtown waterfront. 

o Moving of regional offices from 150 Causeway Street to Appraiser's Store 
building on Atlantic Avenue. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Lieutenant Steve M. Sawyer 

(617) 223-7562 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
1-IP7/A/10178571 



AGENCY 

Department of Navy 

ADDRESS 

U.S. Department of Navy 
U.S.S. Constitution 
Ciiarlestown, rM 02129-1797 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Josepin Brown, Commanding Officer 
(617) 242-5670 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Support agreement with Boston National Historic Park for 300 ft. of 
berthing space at Pier 1, Chariestown Navy Yard and 56,000 sq.ft. of 
support area in adjacent buildings. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

o Provision of docking facilities for four boats adjacent to U.S.S. 

Constitution. Design completed, FY'85 purchase, completion in FY'86. 

o Improved night illumination of U.S.S. Constitution. Project initiated, 
design in FY'86, completion in FY'87. 

Name and phone number of person filing form ; 
Commander Herman Sudholz 
(617) 2U2-5670 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178572 



AGENCY 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 

ADDRESS 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region I 
J.F.K. Federal Building / Room 2103 
Boston, MA 02203 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Bart Hague, Chief, Environmental Studies 
(617) 223-3917 

POV/ERS/RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Establishes permit requirements and decision-making procedures for EPA 
and State-administered programs. 

o Issues permits under Hazardous Waste Management Program, Underground 
Inspection Program, National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems 
(NPDES), Dredge or Fill Program, Prevention of Significant Deterioration 
Program, and Sewerage Treatment Standards, 

o Enforces Clean Water Act PL 92-500. 

o Awards grants for the design and construction of waste water treatment 
facilities, including major interceptors and combined sewer overflow 
(CSO) correction projects. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

o Preparation of Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Siting of 

Wastewater Treatment Facilities in Boston Harbor, 12-31-84, and Final 
Environmental Impact Statement, expected in the summer of 1985. 

o Review of request for waiver of secondary treatment. Waiver request 
denied, 3-29-85. 

o Award of grants for design and construction of Combined Sewer Overflow 
(CSO) projects. Major projects pending or proposed: 

1. Fort Point Channel CSO - Estimated cost - $90 million. Location - 
On Fort Point Channel on South Side of South Station Tunnel, near 
Boston DPW Garage. Status - Currently on hold, since its location 
is in direct conflict with the proposed Third Harbor Tunnel. 

2. Commercial Point Screening S Disinfection Facility - Estimated cost - 
$5.1 million. EPA share - $2.8 million. Status - Grant application 
submitted to Washington to receive Marine CSO funding. Not 
expected to hear until 9/85. If funded, construction would 
probably commence spring of 1986, with an estimated two-year 
construction period. 

HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178573 



3. Constitution Beach - Estimated cost - $728,000. EPA share - 
$545,000. Status - Grant awarded 9/17/84. Bids for this project 
opened 5/85. Expect to start construction 6/85, and complete 
construction 9/86. 

4. Fox Point Screening & Disinfection Facility - Estimated cost - 
$3.96 million. EPA share - $2.9 million. Status - Grant awarded 
9/27/84. However, delays due to moving proposed site from near 
Dorchester Yacht Club to opposite side of Southeast Expressway. 
Amended Finding of No Siginificant Impact (FNSI) issued 5/8/85. 
Will probably start construction 10/85, with completion probably 
10/87. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Bart Hague, Chief of Environmental Studies 

(617) 223-3917 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178574 



AGENCY 

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (U.S. Dept. of Transportation) 

ADDRESS 

Federal Aviation Administration 
U.S. Department of Transportation 
12 New England Executive Park 
Burlington, MA 01803 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Gerald D. Curtin, Manager, Airports Division 
(617) 273-7044 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Controls Air Traffic at Boston Logan International Airport. 

o Provides airspace analysis for heliports/airport FAR part 157. 

o Provides obstruction evaluation for any structures in vicinity of airports 
FAR part 77. 

o Provides Federal grant to Massport for airport development and planning 
FAR part 152. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Not Applicable. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Vincent A. Scarano, Manager, Planning/Programs Branch 

(617) 273-7044 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178575 



AGENCY 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (U.S. Dept. of the interior) 

ADDRESS 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
U.S. Department of the Interior 
P.O. Box 1518 
Concord, NH 03301 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Cordon Beckett, Field Supervisor 
(603) 224-2585 

POWERS/ RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Reviews NEPA Documents. 

o Reviews and comments on Federal permits and licenses. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

Not Applicable. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

William J. Neidermyer 

(617) 965-5100, ext. 382 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178576 



AGENCY 

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (U.S. Dept. of Commerce) 

ADDRESS 

National Marine Fisheries Service, Habitat Conservation Branch 

National Oceanic £ Atmospheric Administration 

U.S. Department of Commerce 

Federal Building 

14 Elm Street 

Gloucester, MA 01930 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 



Richard H. Schaefer, Acting Regional Director 
(617) 281-3600 

POWERS/RESPONSIBILITIES /PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is mandated bv various laws to 
manage and conserve the Nation's living marine resources. It carries out 
these mandates through various management programs. One of these programs 
is the Habitat Conservation Branch (HCB) in NMFS's Northeast Region. 

HCB's mission is to prevent or minimize damage to habitats used by fish and 
other marine organisms for reproduction, feeding, migration, and other life 
processes and to encourage the protection and recover\' of marine mammal and 
endangered species population as necessary. Under the Fish and Wildlife 
Coordination Act; National Environmental Policy Act; Marine Protection, 
Research, and Sanctuaries Act; Marine Mammal Protection Act; Endangered 
Species Act; and other authorities, HCB provides reviews, consultations, and 
recommendations to federal agencies and states for use in making regulatory 
and planning decisions. Associated activities are: review, evaluation, and 
comment on project plans submitted by federal agencies; response to appli- 
cations for permits to work in navigable waters; comments on environmental 
impact statements; involvements with outer continental shelf oil and gas 
developments; participation on coastal zone management planning activities; 
involvement with pollution discharge permitting; and serving on technical and 
advisory committees. A complementary goal is to allow needed development 
while preventing unnecessary damage to living marine resources. The following 
guidelines are used when reviewing water development projects: 

1. Alternatives : Project modification or alternative design can often 

minimize impacts to aquatic resources without significantly altering the 
purpose or function of the original proposal. Alternative sites are also 
investigated, if modifications cannot adequately ameliorate impacts at the 
proposed location. The "no project" alternative may be recommended 
when the degree of project impact is determined to be unacceptable and 
cannot be sufficiently mitigated through modification. 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 



2. Water Dependency : Projects that require being located in or adjacent to 
the water, such as marinas and port facilities, are considered water- 
dependent, and consequently an appropriate, albeit competitive, use of 
the aquatic environment. Certain activities associated with these project 
types, such as boat or cargo storage, may be water-related, but not 
water dependent, and may not be considered appropriate uses. 

3. Public Interest : A project may affect various public resources, other 
than fisheries or associated habitat, either positively or negatively. 
Long-term economic benefits to the community, such as increased employ- 
ment, establishment of public water access for recreational opportunities, 
and factors influencing the public health and safety are among the most 
commonly considered aspects of public interest. 

Should it be found that a water-dependent project is in the public 
interest and without feasible alternative, it is generally recommended 
that compensation be required to offset the loss or degradation of 
aquatic habitat. Compensation is tailored to the particular site and 
project, and may consist of: replacement in-kind (e.g., conversion of 
uplands to marsh or shallow water); restoration of existing habitat that 
has been degraded; or enhancement of habitat to improve its biological 
productivity. 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

National Marine Fisheries Service has no projects planned or underway in the 
Harborpark area. 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Christopher Mantzaris 

(617) 281-3600, ext. 298 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT, 1985 



AGENCY 

National Park Service (NPS) (U.S. Dept, of the interior) 

ADDRESS 

National Park Service 

U.S. Department of the Interior 

15 State Street 

Boston, MA 02109 

CONTACT PERSON/PHONE NO. 

Hebert S. Cables, Jr., Regional Director 
(617) 223-0058 

POWERS/RESPONSIBILITIES/PERMITS (In the Harborpark Area) 

o Provides and administers grants for improvements along the Boston 
Harbor. (Contact person: Christine McCoy, (215) 597-7996) 

o Over past few years, through Land and Water Conservation Fund, has 
funded in excess of $15 million in public recreation and public access 
facilities including Downtown Waterfront Park, Charlestown Shipyard, 
North Ferry Park and Jeffries Point Park in East Boston and a portion 
of Long Wharf. (Contact person: Christine McCoy, (215) 597-7996) 

CURRENT PROJECTS IN THE HARBORPARK AREA (Description, Status, 
Completion Date) 

o Rehabilitating U.S.S. Constitution National Historic Site in Charlestown. 
Pier 2 will undergo rehabilitation at a cost of $400,000 with construction 
beginning in spring of 1985. All improvements to be completed within 
the next three years at a total cost of $1.7 million, (Contact person: 
John Debo, 242-5622). 

Name and phone number of person filing form : 

Terry W. Savage 

(617) 223-2296 



HARBORPARK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK - UPDATED SEPT. 1985 
HP7/A/10178579 



7371 008 



BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



3 9999 06314 925 4